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Dr. Sprayberry

Dr. Gary Sprayberry

What really is the “American South?” How do we define it? What makes the South culturally unique within modern America? You’ll find these questions are harder to answer than you might imagine in Dr. Sprayberry’s HIST 5111: New South.



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Gimme Shelter Film Screening - Open to CSU Faculty, Staff, and Students Only

Wednesday, 24 April at 7:30PM - Room 114, One Arsenal Place
Dr. Sprayberry will be screening the harrowing documentary of the Rolling Stones' 1969 tour, with much of the focus on the tragic concert at Altamont. Convocation credit is available for students.

Book Launch - Red Clay, White Water, and Blues: A History of Columbus, GA
Friday, 26 April at 5:30PM - Columbus Public Library (Macon Road)
Dr. Virginia Causey, Emerita Professor of History, will give a public talk on her new book launching next month: a comprehensive history of the city of Columbus, GA. Advance copies of the book will be available to purchase. The event is free and open to the public.

Senior Seminar Presentations
Tuesday, 7 May at 10:00AM - Room 114, One Arsenal Place
Senior undergraduate students in Dr. Tompson's Seminar class on "Culture and Cuisine" will present their research project, while the department will also recognize and award the outstanding students from this past year. Convocation credit is available, and all are welcome to attend.

Alumni Spotlight

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Katherine Hinzman ’15

“The CSU History Department provided me with a foundational methodological approach that I continue to exercise to this day. The relationships I established with professors there allowed me to develop essays in a way that set me on the right track to writing and exploring larger and broader topics and theories in academia. I particularly benefitted…from the department’s encouragement to undertake history courses as a visiting student at Oxford through CSU's Center for Global Engagement. This is what ultimately led me to apply and pursue my Masters at Oxford following my graduation from CSU and continue with my doctoral research in the UK.”

Katherine is now an art history PhD candidate at the University of York, focusing on the Pre-Raphaelite painter Edward Burne-Jones.